Vogue Series 002
ArtistMarcia Kure (Nigerian, b. 1970)
MediumKolanut pigment, watercolor, and pencil on paper
DimensionsSheet : 15 x 11 1/4 in. (38.1 x 28.58 cm)
Frame : 18 3/4 x 14 5/8 in. (47.63 x 37.15 cm)
Credit LinePurchased with funds donated by Judith Kingma Hazelton ‘56
Marcia Kure earned her BFA from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka—one of Nigeria’s most influential art schools—in 1994. Since then she has built a solid international career and won widespread acclaim for her multi-media artworks that address issues of race, gender and cultural identity. These fantastical drawings combine visual references borrowed from both traditional African masquerades and Western haute couture fashion. The elegant, exotic forms are drawn with pigments derived from the kola nut, which are also used in traditional Nigerian Igbo culture for certain types of mural and body paintings. Kure currently lives and works in Princeton, New Jersey.